The role of retail development in economic regeneration and its impact on historic city centres

Cardiff - 27 May 2010

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About the conference

There are a number of impacts made by large retail developments which must be carefully balanced. Economic regeneration must be balanced with local distinctiveness and local trade. Impacts are magnified in historic towns and cities which may have particularly sensitive environments.

This event will explore how the Local Authority / Developer partnership, with a significant investment in the public realm, has underpinned regeneration in Cardiff. The issues will be examined together with analysis of the St David’s 2 case study.

This conference will carry CPD certification

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Who should attend

This conference is aimed at local authority officers, elected members and other professionals responsible for economic development, urban design, regeneration, town centre management, planning, the public realm, conservation management, architecture and heritage.



Land Securities plc, St David's Dewi Sant Centre Management offices, 2nd Floor, Eastside, St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff, CF10 2DB


The Programme 

Thursday 27 May 2010

9.15 Registration / coffee    
9.45 Welcome and Introduction:
' Focus on Retail - An HTF Perspective'
  Brian Human, Vice Chair, HTF / Conference Chair
10.10 Urban Character and positive regeneration   Judith Alfrey, Inspector of Historic Buildings and Landscapes, Cadw
10.35 The Cardiff context   Nigel Hanson Team Leader, Development, Control and Planning, Cardiff Council
11.00 Coffee / tea    
  Case Study:
St David's 2
11.30 Integrating development to enhance the City   Norman White, Project Director SD2, Land Securities
11.50 Working with the City   Steven Madeley, Centre Director SD2, Land Securities
12.10 Achieving good design through the planning system   Gareth Barton, Senior Planner, Turley Associates
12.35 Q&A    
13.00 Lunch    
14.00 Study tours of Cardiff Town Centre and St David's Retail Development    Lead by the Speakers
15.00 Tea / coffee    
15.30 Workshops:    
  Retail development & the public realm   Powell Dobson Architects
  Retail development & local distinctiveness   Cadw
  Retail development & economic development   Cardiff Council / Land Securities
  Retail development & design   Turley Associates
16.30 Summary & conclusions   Brian Human, Vice Chair, HTF / Conference Chair
16.45 Ends    


  HTF Members Non-Members
includes refreshments, lunch and site visits   £70 £95
Special fee: for an Officer and an Elected Member attending from the same Local Authority one place is offered at half price.


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